Jefferson: The Louisiana Purchase

Jefferson: The Louisiana Purchase
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  • Mr.Jefferson, sir, we have word on the land of Louisiana being sold.
  • Sir Napoleon, we, the Americans are intertested in transferring the land of Florida over to the control of the U.S.
  • The Spanish have taken over the port in New Orleans port and have stopped our ships from traffic.
  • In this cell, you can see that in it is Jefferson, his wife, and Rufus King. What they. are doing is King is telling them about the rare real estate offer to Jefferson.
  • Dispatch James Monroe to France to join Livingston in offering to buy New Orleans and Florida for $10 million.
  • In this cell, you can see that this is Napoleon and, foreign minister Robert Livingston trying to persuade France, to give them the Florida territory.
  • We will offer you the entire region of Louisiana for the price of $15 million.
  • In this cell, you can tell that Jefferson is having the bad news of the New Orleans port being shut down the Spanish. This was Jeffersons worst fear as president.
  • The constitution does not authorize the acquisition of land. Should I still go through with the purchase?
  • In this cell, you can see that this is Jefferson commanding someone to send Monroe to France.They want to send him there to purchase the Louisiana and Florida for $10 million.
  • In this cell, you can see that this is the French making a deal with the Americans. What they are negotiating is the French are offering the land of Louisiana for the price of $15 million. The American negotiators don't know how to proceed after this offer.
  • In this cell, you can see that this is Jefferson wondering if he should go through with the purchase. Why he wonders this is because it goes against the constitution.
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